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Maritime award, a catalyst for industry development, says Chiazor-Anishere

By Adaku Onyenucheya
05 October 2022   |   2:23 am
Maritime law expert, Jean Chiazor-Anishere has said the Maritime and Offshore Award (The OMIS) is an inspirational catalyst and potential leading global brand for the recognition and celebration ...

Jean Chiazor-Anishere

Maritime law expert, Jean Chiazor-Anishere has said the Maritime and Offshore Award (The OMIS) is an inspirational catalyst and potential leading global brand for the recognition and celebration of excellence in the maritime sector.

Chiazor-Anishere, who is the Chairman of the Board of The OMIS, stated this in her address at the inaugural award night held in Lagos in commemoration of World Maritime Day.

She congratulated the awardees and thanked the distinguished judges for putting in the work to determine the deserving awardees.

“The OMIS award is set to become the leading global brand for the recognition and celebration of excellence in the maritime sector; hence our quest to harness the power to add value in this critical sector of the economy, while improving lives and further reinforcing the aim of your organisations to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Board of Nigerian National Petroleum Limited (NNPC), Margery Chuba-Okadigbo, bagged the Guardian Angel award for her leading role in advocating for policies that have helped to transform the offshore industry.

Former Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho; former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN; Chairman, Starz Investment, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun; Pioneer Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mfon Usoro and the President/Chief Executive Officer of Multimix Group, Dr. Obiora Madu, each bagged a Lifetime Achievement Award for lifelong dedication to the advancement of the Maritime industry.

The Executive Vice-Chairman, ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup, was recognised as the Most Outstanding Woman in Maritime 2022, for her leading role in guiding her organisation’s exemplary port operations.

Other Outstanding Woman Award winners include Funke Agbor SAN, Rollens Macfoy, Hajiya Aisha Ali-Ibrahim, and TemiladeOgunniyi.

In the corporate category, CMA CGM, Samsung Heavy Industries, Niger Benue Transport Company Ltd, Charkin Maritime Training Ltd, and King Shipping Services were recognised for various outstanding contributions to the maritime and offshore industries.

Also recognised were Bureau Veritas, Bricks Mursten Mattoni Limited, Diolits Marine Services, King Shipping Trading Services, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria and the Ocean Ambassadors Foundation.